2018 Wallace Award Submission


2018 Wallace Award Submission


Foundlings Press will accept entries for its second annual chapbooks contest - now "The Wallace Award," after our courageous canine leader, the yellow lab that inspired our pressmark - from Sept 1 to Nov 30. We will publish the winning manuscript in a limited edition print run designed by guest book artist Edreys Wajed.

Submission Criteria:

- 15 to 45 pages of previously unpublished poetry (OK if less than half have appeared in magazines or journals in print or online - more than half will disqualify a submission - include an acknowledgements page if necessary)

- Word documents only

- No identifying information in submission

After paying the submission fee, email your submission to foundlingszine@gmail.com.

Foundlings will announce the short list of writers in December 2018 and the winner in February. We will release the book at a reception in Buffalo, NY in the spring.

About the Artist, Edreys Wajed:

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer, and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions in each. His approach in each endeavor is unique, high-quality, and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life.

As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship, and passion to inspire people are what drive his spirit of entrepreneurship.

From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife, to touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall, which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, seven of which he painted with his unique style and use of line.

“Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys.

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